TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Willie Nelson Cancels Concert

Suffering 'Breathing Problems'

8/19/2012 4:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0819_willie_nelson_gettyWillie Nelson was forced to cancel a fund-raiser appearance in the Denver area Sunday night because he was having trouble breathing and was taken to a local hospital.

Nelson was to appear at a fund-raiser for the Dumb Friends League that was being held in Castle Pines Village, which is located 21 miles from Denver.

According to 9NEWS in Colorado, an announcement made to the crowd said Nelson was "suffering from breathing problems due to the high altitude and emphysema." One of the organizers of the event said Nelson was taken to the hospital.

131 COMMENTS

No Avatar

Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
61.

Jordan    

can someone please explain how you are able to obtain a medical marijuanna licence when you have emphazima.

704 days ago
62.

Kali    

People are so hateful to stoners yet love a meth fiend or a drunk in a second. How many people on here can say that they have had a job, mj or not, from 1973 straight on to 2012? That's 39 years straight. He's an activist, actor, and singer. Anyone else think they can do better? Has anyone else here had a job for that long? I didn't think so.

704 days ago
63.

bagladey    

Get well soon Willie. XOXO

704 days ago
64.

Barkingboy    

A shower may help...

704 days ago
65.

Deesker    

Yeah. He's a real legend. Great role model too. Known for smoking weed. That's real honorable.

704 days ago
66.

shelly    

Actually, studies prove cannabis improves lung function and does not cause lung damage or cancer. Cannabinoids cure cancer. 60-90 days of cannabis oil has a 70% cure rate of most cancers, the real reason it is illegal. Cannabis is also a neuroprotectant, protects the brain from alzheimers and dementia. The US govt was awarded a patent for cannabis as a neuroprotectant in 2003. Emphasema must be from cigarettes

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/19/willie-nelson-denver-hospital/#ixzz245ucYyHw

704 days ago
67.

Teresa    

Hope you get well soon. Love ya!

704 days ago
68.

scoopie    

i live next door in Las Vegas to the best tribute artist who plays willie at the plaza downtown in their country superstars show.. if you're into willie and you visit lv, you gotta go see it!

704 days ago
69.

EastCoastChopper    

Too bad Willie did not invent a vaporizer back in 1974 -

704 days ago
70.

BC7640    

Breathing problems?Yeah, breathing in MARIJUANA!
LOL

704 days ago
71.

fstblk    

Wish you the best Willie!!!

703 days ago
72.

lasermanthing    

willie went to the hospital cause he cut his leg riding his bike he cancelled the gig because he did not want to blow out his voice

702 days ago
73.

Art Howard at Night.com    

His audience is now smoking that higher-strength wacky tobacky.

702 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Around The Web